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USCIS to resume Premium Processing for FY 2019 cap cases

Updated: Jan 30, 2019


As of Monday January 28, 2019, USCIS will resume premium processing for FY 2019 cap cases to include those filed under the Master's cap.


Any requests for a premium conversion should include a complete copy of the RFE response that was previously submitted where applicable.


The suspension for premium processing is still in effect for all other categories of H-1B petitions. This means that H-1B transfer requests and amendments can still only be filed in regular processing. Pure H-1B extensions continue to be eligible for premium processing when filed at the Nebraska Service Center.


It is hoped that premium will become available for transfers and amendments shortly. It was originally anticipated that the suspension would be lifted on February 19, 2019. When USCIS make a further announcement I will provide an update.


January 25, 2019

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